The Administration Division is comprised of the Support Services Unit, the Records Unit, and the Training Unit. The Division, supervised by a Deputy Chief, completes all functions of the organization, outside of the Operations Division, including the Community Relations Program as well as our efforts to remain accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).
During the past several years, the Police Department has evolved to meet the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) standards. CALEA is a credentialing authority comprised of several law enforcement major executive associations. There are over 450 standards that need to be satisfied by a law enforcement agency before accreditation can occur. These standards strive toward meeting CALEA’s goals which include:
- Improve crime prevention and control capabilities
- Formalize management procedures
- Enhance personnel practices
- Grow service delivery efficiency
- Increase community confidence in the Police Department
In March of 2013, our Department was awarded original accreditation by CALEA. In order to maintain our accreditation status, we must continually demonstrate our ability to satisfy the standards. In October of 2015, CALEA formally assessed our Department, and after we received a very positive review, CALEA formally awarded our accreditation status again in March of 2016.